|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Verbal and Visuospatial Short-Term and Working Memory in Children: Are They Separable?|
|Authors:||Alloway, Tracy Packiam|
Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth
Pickering, Susan J
|Citation:||Alloway TP, Gathercole SE & Pickering SJ (2006) Verbal and Visuospatial Short-Term and Working Memory in Children: Are They Separable?, Child Development, 77 (6), pp. 1698-1716.|
|Abstract:||This study explored the structure of verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory in children between ages 4 and 11 years. Multiple tasks measuring 4 different memory components were used to capture the cognitive processes underlying working memory. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the processing component of working memory tasks was supported by a common resource pool, while storage aspects depend on domain-specific verbal and visuospatial resources. This model is largely stable across this developmental period, although some evidence exists that the links between the domain-specific visuospatial construct and the domain-general processing construct were higher in the 4- to- 6-year age group. The data also suggest that all working memory components are in place by 4 years of age.|
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